February 5, 2023

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Football: “No to Violence Against Women”, the second division on the field – football

(ANSA) – Rome, January 19 – The awareness campaign against violence against women, carried out by the “Liga Serie B”, continues in the stadiums thanks to the 20 clubs and in collaboration with the Department of Public Safety, the Central Criminal Police Directorate and the Congressional Forensic Authority. . An ever-present commitment also in light of Home Office reports that the phenomenon is still very high and recent cases of femicide that have appeared in the national news.

For this reason, during the 21st day of the second division, scheduled for next weekend, Lega B has organized a series of initiatives that, as explained by Lega B president Mauro Palata, “do not let our guard down and through the extraordinary communicative vehicle that football is a transmission Messages to public opinion so that this heinous crime, which constitutes a violation of human rights, is completely eradicated from our society.” “I thank – adds Balata – the Forensic Medicine Authority and the Central Criminal Police Department, who have always been on the front lines to confront the phenomenon professionally, for their interest in supporting our initiatives.”

In pre-match, players from both teams will wear a red band on their wrists while the words No to Violence Against Women will appear on side LED lights with the hashtag #BASTA resuming the campaign launched in Round 14, when the game was played with a red special ball. For Vittorio Rizzi, Central Director of the Criminal Police, “Gender-based violence is a complex phenomenon, which in order to be compared requires an in-depth and continuous joint analysis. I thank Lega B: today the teams most loved by athletes and sportswomen can convey with us the role of the police a message of fundamental importance.”

In the first 15 days of the new year, 12 murders were recorded, in which 5 women were murdered, all of them murdered in the family sphere or in the emotional sphere; Of these, 4 died at the hands of their partner or ex-partner. “Unfortunately, there are disturbing data – concludes Balata – which give a dimension to the problem and the need to continue with maximum commitment to promoting prevention and contrast measures.” (Dealing).

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